For chrissakes, I'm talking about of us getting laid here!Only four percent of heterosexual couples feature a shorter man. Now, in order for you, a shorter man*, to circumvent this bullshit and convince wonderful taller women to date you, you have to understand why women feel this way.Art director Laurent Pastorelli, 38, looks up to his wife - in more ways than one.Despite Mr Pastorelli being 9cm shorter than his wife, Ms Karen Phan, 40, a photography producer, the couple have never let their height difference get in the way of their relationship.The British model towered over her stocky partner, but both were all smiles for the camera and each other.Relationship experts say that though height can be an important and noticeable element in a relationship, there are many other important traits that people look for in their partners and height rarely makes or breaks a relationship." Ms Phan says that rather than the height, it was their personality differences that attracted her to her husband. I think he fills in the gaps for me personality-wise and makes me a more balanced person." Mr Pastorelli agrees and adds that they are completely comfortable with each other's stature. I can hold her waist and her arm fits just right around my shoulders.
these threats aren't common anymore, so height doesn't really provide the kind of benefits it used to." He adds: "When it comes to relationships, other important traits such as physical attractiveness, intelligence, confidence and kindness clearly come into play." Ms Violet Lim, chief executive officer of dating company Lunch Actually Group, says: "A person's height has nothing to do with how happy you will be as a couple." She says: "If you have found your soul mate, does it make sense to let this person go just because they are too tall or short and go with someone who's of your ideal height but is less compatible? If I have an issue I cannot resolve, I talk to him and he gives me a different perspective.
"Our cabs arrived at the same time and I opened the door for her.
I remember the way she exited the cab was so classy." The two spent the evening talking and he asked her out the next day.
The average woman is eight percent shorter than her male partner.
Of course the ability to search for people who meet our criteria is part of the appeal of online dating.
National University of Singapore undergraduates Mark Lai, 23, and Triscilla Tan, 21, have been dating for eight months and she is 4cm taller than he is.